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Can Tomatoes Raise Blood Sugar In Diabetics
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
No: Caffiene should not affect the blood sugar but the things people put in coffee or caffeinated beverages like sugar, cream and sugar substitutes can affect the blood sugar. Sugar substitute have been indicated recently in leading to weight gain and development of diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain + emotions, yes: For some diabetic patients, significant pain (and/or emotional changes) can raise their glucose levels. In these people, it is recommended that they monitor their glucose levels more carefully during these episodes, to determine need for adjusting medication doses. Pain and emotions can increase the hormones cortisol and epinephrine, which both can raise glucose levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more
Not much: Any stress can increase blood glucose some, especially in diabetics, and a vaccine is a minor stressor on the body. That said, the effect is small enough to not be of clinical significance, and the flu and pneumonia shots are VERY important for diabetics, because the diabetes compromises the immune system. Try to avoid snacks, desserts, rice, potatoes and bread if your sugars are running high. ...Read more
Diabetes: High blood sugar is the result ; not cause of diabetes. The cause of diabetes is Insulin whether absent in type1; deficient or resistance in type2 or gestational. Some risk factors like sugary drinks, obesity, age, stress, infection or dawn phenomenon predispose a person to diabetes. Hope it helps. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If conscious: Glucagon treatment is reserved for our patients on insulin. They can only self inject if they're conscious. It would be a last resort treatment for very low blood sugar because of side effects. Typically our patient families use it only when their child with diabetes is unconscious from hypoglycemia because oral treatment would be contraindicated. ...Read more
Probably Yes: new studies show that artificial sweeteners do increase blood sugar by changing how your body tolerates sugar- makes your body act like a diabetic. The studies are still ongoing, but i believe early results. Diet soda is just as bad or even worse then regular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a sense--yes: Our sugar intake should be via fresh fruit beause the fiber modifies the way that the sugar is processed in the body. All our vitamins and minerals should come from mother nature but farming practices are partly undoing that and most of us actually need vitamin supplements to maintain ideal health. ...Read more
Food and HTN and DM: Avoid sugar; avoid bread; avoid refined carbs; avoid pasta, avoid pizza; avoid saturated fats; eat egg white, broiled or poached fish, complex veggies, complex fruit, whole grain, low salt, low cholesterol; nuts are excellent; beans are excellent; ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: The body has a way of homeostasis or control. There is an interaction of the amount of Insulin released, the response of the tissues and cells and the kidneys to keep blood sugar at certain level not to exceed a limit (140). There is a condition called insulinoma wherein there is exaggerated release of Insulin to bring blood sugar down and if so it has to be diagnosed so it can be treated. ...Read more
Yes: Like many natural supplements, more research is needed, but a handful of studies have shown that 10-15 grams of ground fenugreek seeds per day improve fasting blood sugar & hemoglobin a1c. Animal studies show it improves Insulin sensitivity. See http://www.Emaxhealth.Com/1275/fenugreek-type-2-diabetes & http://www.Wikihow.Com/use-fenugreek-for-diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Integrative doctor: Please don't buy them willy-nilly. I suggest starting with a good evaluation with your doctor, or an integrative medicine doctor. Im & holistic medicine docs can help you discern solid information from hype, concerning herbal products. One place to find such doctors is graduates of dr. Weil's integrative medicine fellowship @ u of az: http://integrativemedicine.Arizona.Edu/alumni.Html. ...Read more
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